Pompey the Great and his sons Sextus and Gnaeus Pompey Junior
Roman Republic, Sextus Pompey, Younger Son of Pompey the Great, Imperator and Prefect of the Fleet, Executed 35 B.C.
Although Sextus Pompey was the supreme naval commander, Octavian had the Senate declare him a public enemy. He turned to piracy and came close to defeating Octavian. He was, however, defeated by Marcus Agrippa at the naval battle of Naulochus (3 September 36 B.C.) and executed by order of Mark Antony in 35 B.C.
SH63628. Bronze as, Crawford 479/1, Sydenham 1044, RPC I 671, Sear Imperators 366, VF, weight 21.846 g, maximum diameter 28.3 mm, die axis 0o, Sicilian mint, 43 - 36 B.C.; obverseMAGN (above, MA ligate), laureate head of Janus with the features of Cn. Pompeius Magnus; reverse prow of galley right, PIVS above, IMP below; $300.00 (€231.00)
Roman Republic, Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus, 76 - 75 B.C.
This coin expresses the belief of the Roman people in their destiny to dominate the land and sea as caput rerum, the head of the world. In his new book Roman Republican Moneyers and Their Coins 81 BCE - 64 BCE, Michael Harlan writes, "It was a goal still to be achieved in 74, but expounded with the same degree of faith as was the believe that it was America's manifest destiny to spread from ocean to ocean."
The Q at the end of the reverseinscription stands for Quaestor, the function of this moneyer under the command of Proconsul Pompey, sent Spain to assist Metellus Pius in the famous war against Sertorius
RR64008. Silver denarius, SRCV I 323, RSC ICornelia 54, VF, weight 3.873 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 90o, Spanish mint, 76 - 75 B.C.; obverse G•P•R, bearded, diademed and draped bust of the Genius of the Roman People right, scepter across shoulder; reverse wreathed scepter, globe and rudder, EX - S•C flanking across field, CN•LEN•Q below; $230.00 (€177.10)